NEW EQUIPMENT ORIENTATION
The Fitness Center is offering orientation sessions on the new weight machines acquired this month. The orientation consists of a brief explanation on proper set up and use of the equipment, followed by a “test drive” of the machine. The session will take place at 2:00 p.m. on September 28 and 29, and again on October 5 and 6. Sessions will be 45 minutes long with a maximum of eight participants each session. Sign up in the Fitness Center.
LATEANA TO RETIRE
After 35 years with Goodwin House/Goodwin Living, Chief Operating Officer Linda Lateana announced that she is retiring effective January 1, 2023. She joined in 1987 as a clinical social worker, then completed a year-long administrator-in-training program and in 1990 became a licensed nursing home administrator. In 1998, Lateana established the hospice, home care, and Clinical Pastoral Education programs. She served as associate executive director of Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads and in 2001 became the executive director overseeing the community’s repositioning with the expansion of The Pointe. She was asked to serve as the first chief operating officer in 2017.
"During Linda’s transition, we look forward to chances to celebrate with her. Additionally, we will start a nationwide comprehensive search to ensure we find the right person to serve in this important role," said President and CEO Rob Liebreich. "Please join me in thanking Linda, wishing her well, and acknowledging all that she has meant through her decades of service."
HCC VOLUNTEERS WANTED
The GHBC Health Committee is seeking volunteers for the Health Care Center who can help visitors locate relatives and friends, and visit with residents when they stop to chat. Hours are flexible between 10:00 a.m. and noon or 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Orientation is September 30 at 2:00 p.m. in the Activity Room in the Health Care Center (second floor of Crossroads). Sign up with Nancy Randolph, ext. 7565 or firstname.lastname@example.org
LOVE THEATER? JOIN GH PLAYERS
A group of residents is interested in starting a new play reading club at GHBC. Needed are people who can help find great scripts, who would like to be the “actors” in reading the scripts, or could who can help get the word out about our activities. Come Friday, September 30 at 3:00 p.m. in the Board Room. Questions? Call Catherine Irwin, ext. 7439.
FALL MENU COMING
Dining Services announces that new menu items will be coming October 10. The Bistro Always Available menu will feature a new seasonal salad, new entrees, and more. The Premium and Always Available menus in the Jefferson Dining Room will also be updated.
VACCINE CLINIC OCT. 11-12
GHBC will hold vaccine clinics on Tuesday, October 11 and Wednesday, October 12. Residents who live in the Crossroads will be vaccinated on Tuesday, October 11, and residents who live in the Pointe on Wednesday, October 12. Both the flu vaccine and covid-19 booster will be offered on these days. The pharmacy is planning on offering the new covid-19 bivalent booster that offers protection from the omicron variant. Residents will receive appointment times and a packet of information to complete prior to the clinics. Questions, or if you receive either vaccine outside of Goodwin House, e-mail email@example.com.
DON'T MISS ...
Celebrate Oktoberfest Tuesday, September 27 at 3:00 p.m. in the Atrium/Rotunda.
Newcomers Et Al. meets Tuesday, September 27 at 4:00 p.m. in the Auditorium, featuring the Employee Gift Fund, GHBC's annual campaign to raise funds from residents for distribution to GHBC employees. It is the only way residents can give to our amazing staff to show our appreciation for their services throughout the year.
Resident Book Talk on Wednesday, September 28 at 3:00 p.m. in the Auditorium features Chasing the American Dream by Lori Brush.
GHBC ELECTION SEASON IS HERE
Election season for GHBC Resident Council has opened. Candidates are sought for six at-large positions and one candidate to represent Assisted Living. Click HERE for GHBC Election Chair Chris White's election letter to the community, and a nomination form. Extra copies are in the Resident Business Center. The deadline for nominations is Monday, October 17.
Are you wondering how to find out what is going on at GHBC? Click HERE to find information about the resident website, West Winds, other GHBC publications, and community meetings you will want to attend. Check out the Publications link near the bottom of the column on the left of the website.
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